Lead Game Designer (f/m/d)

  • Full-time
  • Flexible Working Organization: Hybrid

Company Description

Ubisoft’s 20,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown. 

Ubisoft Berlin is home to nearly 150 people, making up several teams dedicated to deliver AAA excellence and innovation across a wide portfolio of games and technologies.

Job Description

As Lead Game Designer you will act in a project leadership capacity to help solve production or creative problems. You will be working closely with the Game Director & Creative Director. You are responsible for building design teams and collaborate with partners. The major focus areas of this position are people management, creativity, communication, problem solving and mitigation.

What you will do:

  • Plan, detail, and directly supervise the work of Game Designers in your team
  • Enable your coworkers to develop and deliver a product of exceptional quality
  • Make player needs your focus and help your team deliver an engaging player experience
  • Help production understand the design team’s production capacity and work together to schedule and prioritize tasks
  • Manage your Game Design team and help them be at their best
  • Be the communication link between project direction, production and your team while ensuring full visibility & strong alignment between job families
  • Promote efficient design documentation and help your team achieve this goal
  • Actively participate in recruitment of future team members
  • Help foster a positive work environment that will impact team motivation and performance


What you bring:

  • Excellent knowledge in Game Design and Production. Exposure to Project Management welcomed
  • Prior experience in team leadership is a plus
  • Experience working on major titles on current or recent platforms
  • Methodology and problem-solving ability
  • Highly organized, analytical, with good management and planning skills
  • Team player who sees the strengths of the individuals on the team and understands that people are the most important part of a project

What to send our way:

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience and skills 
  • A cover letter including your earliest starting date, expected salary and why you would like to join us 
  • Please provide a portfolio with examples of your previous work/projects - be sure to check the link is working when applying (only for art roles etc.) 

Additional Information

Your benefits:

  • Relocation Support: We offer financial support in form of a cash allowance and assistance with accommodation search and settle-in support via our relocation partner, for international candidates we offer visa assistance 
  • Ubisoft Blue Byte Academy: We offer multiple opportunities for you to discover your full potential and develop yourself in various areas. Guest speakers from the industry, workshops and access to our training and development platform 
  • Discounted Games: Discount on employee game orders & free Ubisoft games on Ubisoft Connect 
  • Hybrid Work Model: Provides the flexibility to combine working from the studio and your home within Germany
  • Monthly Mobility Budget: 80€ per month that can be used on bicycle lease, parking spot rental or public transportation ticket 
  • Up To 350€ Childcare Support Per Child Per Month: In addition, we also offer 5 ‘care for ill children days’ per child per year 
  • Self-study And Training Hours: You have access to our in-house library 
  • Company Pension Scheme: We offer an attractive scheme through salary sacrificing in which the employer also matches contributions 
  • Gym Subsidy: We contribute 50% (up to a maximum amount of 25€) towards the monthly cost of a gym membership of your choice 
  • English And German Classes For Free: Good to know: Our main language in the studio is English 
  • Flexible Working Hours: We have core working times between 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM and the distribution of the other hours is up to you 
  • 26 Days Paid Vacation Per Year: Additionally, you will get half a day off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and approximately 10 bank holidays in the Berlin region 
  • Corporate Benefits Web Portal: With employee discount programs for affiliated retailers, shops and service providers   

We offer a highly motivating challenge for team players interested in showing personal initiative in an innovative and international company. If you are passionate about video games and would like to join an industry leader - please apply via our career portal. 

For further information, please check https://berlin.ubisoft.com/en/.

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